AEON

Private Equity Sector

Interest in private equity has spiked since the end of the global financial crisis. Despite unstable economic and geopolitical conditions over recent times, the private equity industry remains strong with record levels of non-committed capital held by funds of US$820bn*. Historically, strong returns in the private equity industry have outperformed public markets over short and long term markets**. 

Historically, the growth equity segment within the private equity industry is outperforming venture capital as an equity class over three, five and ten-year investment periods***.

ÆON PE focuses on growth equity. A strategic equity stake is taken in target companies where business development is then accelerated. The chart below shows the outperformance of growth equity over other private equity sectors.

ÆON PE focuses on growth equity. A strategic equity stake is taken in target companies where business development is then accelerated. The chart below shows the outperformance of growth equity over other private equity sectors.

Sources:
* Research from Prequin Report (June 2016).
** Research from Bain & Company Global Private Equity Report 2017
*** Research from Cambridge Associates, Growth Equity is All Grown Up Report. Data shows distribution of net IRRs for funds within each asset class between 1992 and 2008. Analysis included 106 growth equity funds, 559 leveraged buyout funds and 1,044 venture capital funds.